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Access 2010 Beginner 8
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   10 years ago

This Microsoft Access video tutorial picks up where Level 7 left off. This class covers creating different types of combo boxes (also called drop-down boxes) and list boxes, to give the user a list of options to choose from on your forms. We will also learn how to control the tab order of our forms.

- Value List Combo Box
- Table-Based Combo Box
- Multi-Column Combo Box
- Combo Box to Search Records
- List Boxes
- Limit to List, Edit List Items Properties
- Add, Edit the Combo Box Items
- Tab Order, Tab Stop
- Form Cycle Property

Click here for more information on Access 2010 Beginner Level 8, including a course outline, sample videos, and more.

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Dave Ingram 
10 months ago
Hi Richard, love the lessons clear and precise. I have successfully installed my ComboBox in the header of my form. I have it set to look for the FirstName and display the FirstName & LastName. Works a treat, is it possible to have the ComboBox text cleared ready for the next search? Dave from Aotearoa NZ (Land of the long white cloud)
"Lets Fly"
Adam Schwanz
10 months ago
I'll have to let someone else chime in on this one. I can't remember if there's a way to do it back in expert classes. But once you get to some macros or VBA programming you'll have no trouble doing this either with events or a "clear fields" button.
Richard Rost
10 months ago
There is no way to do it without programming. When you get to the Developer classes, I'll show you how. Hint: AfterUpdate Event
Joseph Messina
9 months ago
Hi Richard:

   Not sure if you cover this in any of the lessons.  I googled how to clear combo box after searching for record in Access.  Or if you know something better how to clear combo box after searching for a record in Access.  I can share the steps with you I found when I did google search.
Alex Hedley
9 months ago
Joseph I moved this to a recent post asking the same
Joseph Messina
9 months ago
Hi Alex:

     Can you tell me where thst post is so I can see if there is any replies or answers?
Alex Hedley
9 months ago
You're replying to it...
Joseph Messina
9 months ago
I see it.  I scrolled to the top.  I'm goong srnd u a screen shot what i found on google.  I know how to create combo vlboxes and add colums to it.  For example address.  I was trying tofigure out yo clear it after searchijg for record.
Joseph Messina
9 months ago

Alex Hedley
9 months ago
Only kidding.
Yes you can do it like that, much the same would be done, as Rich suggested above, using an AfterUpdate.
Many ways to skin a cat.
Elaine Heltman
9 months ago
I didn't end up using AfterUpdate, but the video led me to figure out how to clear combo boxes on a search form. It's a continuous form with 4 unbound combo boxes in the header and the related fields are in the form. Each "found" entry has a double-click event to go to its specific "detail" form. I used the following code in a button OnClick event to clear all the combo boxes and "reset" the form (the actual combo boxes have real names):
    Combo1.Text = ""
    Combo2.Text = ""
    Combo3.Text = ""
    Combo4.Text = ""

Thanks for all the lessons, Richard!
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